We’re conditioned to see hard-charging, relentless commitment to work as the key to success. Research, however, has shown that exactly the opposite is often true. Not only is a winner-takes-all environment detrimental to an organization’s productivity, a pleasant, positive environment actually yields better results for employees and employers.
They’re the self-esteem generation. The generation whose helicopter parents stood ready to swoop in to kiss every skinned knee and confront every perceived unfairness. So, is it any wonder that Millennials tend to not handle failure with aplomb?
Millennial’s are different. It’s a refrain that’s been repeated so often over the past decade that it’s become accepted gospel. Employers have been wringing their hands over Millennial’s for so long that a funny thing happened: The oldest Millennial’s got older. But recent research has found that, as Millennial’s age, they begin to look a lot more like the previous generations.
Hiring and keeping millennial employees is key to any organization’s continued success. But, as human resources directors are already well aware, millennial’s aren’t necessarily looking for the same qualities in a potential employer, that previous generations found compelling. So what can companies do to find and keep the best millennial talent?
You probably know the stereotypes: Millennial’s are tech-savvy, but not team players; Gen X-ers are good at bridging Millennial’s and Boomers, but never learned to lead; Baby Boomers are dependable and hard-working, but don’t like sharing the limelight.